Wednesday, July 31, 2013

U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower, who coined the term "military-industrial complex," referred to the economic implications of a high expenditure on arms in his "Chance for Peace" speech from 1953. Don't miss this speech! It's incredibly moving and far more relevant to our times than it was to his.

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Israel is an Example of an Economy Hijacked by Military-security Interests

Although the U.S has the world's largest military industrial complex, Israel has the largest ratio of its economy dedicated to the military and security industry - July 28, 13

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Shir Hever is an economic researcher in the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active in Jerusalem and Beit-Sahour. Researching the economic aspect of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, some of his research topics include international aid to the Palestinians and Israel, the effects of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories on the Israeli economy, and the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigns against Israel. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of the economy of the Israeli occupation.

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